About this course
This course was last updated in November 2022.
Welcome to our course on naturalisation as a British citizen! We cover all of the requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen, from residence periods to good character and everything in between. We explain what requirements are mandatory in all cases and which requirements can be waived or varied by the Home Office, with worked examples throughout.
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Modules within this course
What is naturalisation?
Introducing naturalisation including the legal criteria, mandatory and discretionary requirements, other ways of becoming a British citizen and other forms of British nationality.
Residence requirements and intention to settle
The qualifying residence requirements, including for spouses and non-spouses, physical presence at start of the qualifying period, absences from the UK during qualifying period, not being in breach of immigration laws and the intention to settle requirement.
Residence requirements for naturalisation
Free of immigration time restrictions: ILR or settled status
Length of residence: spouse or civil partner of a British citizen
Length of residence: non-spouses
Physical presence in UK at start of qualifying period
Breaches of immigration law in the qualifying period
Intention to settle
Good characterThe different aspects of good character including breaches of immigration law, refugees and illegal entry and exceptions to meeting the good character requirement.
Age and the knowledge of language and life testCovering the qualifying age requirement, alternatives for children and the knowledge of life and language in the UK test.
Applying for and getting citizenshipCovering the process of applying for naturalisation, the oath and citizenship ceremony and bringing legal challenges to refusals.
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